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A client who had a recent surgery has been vomiting and becomes dizzy while standing up to go to the bathroom. After assisting the client back to bed, the nurse notes that the blood pressure is 55/30 and the pulse is 140. The nurse hangs which of the following IV fluids to correct this condition?

This question is part of Fluids and Electrolytes NCLEX practice questions
Asked by Tgerdel, Last updated: Jan 17, 2021

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Anyedina nelson

Anyedina nelson

Anyedina nelson
Anyedina nelson

Answered Mar 24, 2019

0.5 ns at an open rate

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tgerdel

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Answered Sep 29, 2018

0.9 NS at an open rate

A client who recently had surgery, is vomiting, becomes dizzy when standing up, has a blood pressure of 55/30, and has a pulse of 140 is hypovolemic and requires plasma volume expansion. Isotonic fluids such as 0.9 NS will expand volume. Hypotonic fluids such as 0.45 NS will leave the intravascular space. D5W will metabolize into free water and leave the intravascular space. D5.45 NS is a good maintenance fluid but a rate of 50 ml per hour is not sufficient to expand the vascular volume quickly.
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